Posted on: April 9, 2015 at 1:10 am
Last updated: September 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Are you as safe as you think within the confines of your personal space? The answer is, not really. There are actually more polluting compounds within your homes, offices, and private dwellings than you may think.

The EPA has ranked indoor pollution in the top 5 dangers to your public health. This comes as a shock for most people, and to be honest, it is hard to believe, but it’s the truth.

Air Purifying Plants

1. Garden Mum


This indoor/outdoor plant removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from the air you breathe. It isn’t costly and looks rather beautiful.

2. Spider Plant

This is another attractive plant that is easy to grow for your purifying needs. They even sprout their own offspring that will add to the collection of plants you have begun.

3. Dracaena

With over 40 different kinds, you’ve got options. This plant also removes many harmful bacteria from the air you breathe. Keep it away from your cats and dogs because it could be harmful if ingested.

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4. Ficus

Standing at 2-10 feet tall they are a great addition to your indoor environment. Not to mention the air purifying capabilities it brings to the table.

5. Peace Lily


Not only useful but also very beautiful, this plant can live for years. Along with its beauty, the Ficus has outstanding purifying capabilities.

6. Boston Fern

In addition to making your home breathable, the Boston Fern must be kept in a cool environment and preferably in the shade.

7. Snake Plant

Impossible to kill and it only needs water occasionally. They are very popular in restaurants, and notably so. They also don’t need much light.


8. Bamboo Palm

Especially effective filtering formaldehyde, among other bacteria, and must be kept in sunlight. With potential to grow to 12 feet, they are a noticeable presence in the household.

9. Aloe Vera

This plant has many uses and one of them is purifying the air you breathe. I’m sure you can rifle off a couple other uses for this awesome plant.

There is something out there for everyone. Whether you’re looking for beauty or overall effectiveness is up to you, but I promise all of the above plants will get the job done. Enjoy the fresh air.


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